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State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (or STAAR) assesses Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills of core content areas. Texas House Bill 3 from 2019 requires all STAAR testing to be conducted online by the 2022-2023 school year. Northwest ISD decided to transition to online testing beginning in the 2020-2021 school year.

Students across Texas take the STAAR annually, depending on grade level. Testing begins at the third-grade level and takes place through end-of-course exams at the high school level. Some grade levels will not take tests. For an up-to-date list of tests by grade level, view the Texas Education Agency's STAAR website.

STAAR Test Information